Natural Language Semantics 15 (2):131-166 (2007)

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This paper provides evidence for an ambiguity of bare VPs in the English conditional conjunction construction. This ambiguity, undetected by previous researchers, provides a key to the development of a compositional semantic analysis of conditional conjunction with imperative first conjuncts. The analysis combines existing semantic theories of imperatives, the future tense, modal subordination, and speech act conjunction to yield the correct semantics without further stipulation
Keywords Conditional coordination  Imperatives  Modality  Speech acts
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DOI 10.1007/s11050-007-9012-0
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